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Nagashima Shigeo Dream Project 2010

by on Jan.24, 2010 @ 5:40 am, under Other

Nagashima Shigeo Dream Project 2010 took place at Makuhari Messe on Saturday.  About 600 kids showed up to meet players that participated in the 2004 Olympics under the name Nagashima Japan.

The kids were able to participate in a number of mini baseball clinics with players, take pictures, compete in mini events, play catch, and listen to lectures / interviews.

Below is the list of players that were scheduled to appear (as listed at the official site).  There were, of course, some players that didn't actually go.  For example, Daisuke Matsuzaka is in the middle of training in the States.  Based on what I've read and seen during the news though, it seems like most of the players did show up.

Player Current Team
Nagashima, Shigeo
Ibata, Hirokazu* Chunichi Dragons
Iwase, Hitoki Chunichi Dragons
Tanishige, Motonobu* Chunichi Dragons
Wada, Kazuhiro Chunichi Dragons
Aikawa, Ryoji Yakult Swallows
Ishii, Hirotoshi Yakult Swallows
Fujimoto, Atsushi Yakult Swallows
Miyamoto, Shinya Yakult Swallows
Iwakuma, Hisashi Rakuten Eagles
Nakamura, Norihiro Rakuten Eagles
Ando, Yuya Hanshin Tigers
Johjima, Kenji Hanshin Tigers
Muramatsu, Arihito Softbank Hawks
Wada, Tsuyoshi Softbank Hawks
Kaneko, Makoto Nippon Ham Fighters
Shimizu, Naoyuki Yokohama Bay Stars
Miura, Daisuke Yokohama Bay Stars
Ogasawara, Michihiro Yomiuri Giants
Kimura, Takuya
Kobayashi, Masahide Yomiuri Giants
Takahashi, Yoshinobu Yomiuri Giants
Tani, Yoshitomo Yomiuri Giants
Fukudome, Kosuke Chicago Cubs
Matsui, Kazuo* Houston Astros
Matsuzaka, Daisuke Boston Red Sox
Uehara, Koji Baltimore Orioles
Kuroda, Hiroki Los Angeles Dodgers

*was not on the Olympic roster, but was on the qualifier roster